DEMO DAY : On SATURDAY, APRIL 30th.  Riverview Shop !!!!!!!!  FEE $35

HANDS ON WORKSHOP, full day: Sunday, May 1. Riverview Shop:  FEE $125   LIMITED TO 6 TURNERS  !!!  First come, first serve !!!!  ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT !!!!!!!!                       

DUE to interest we have added:

HANDS ON WORKSHOP, full day: Monday, May 2. Riverview Shop:  FEE $125   LIMITED TO 6 TURNERS  !!!  May already be full, but please ask !  We may be able to move some Monday people to Sunday !

RESERVE YOUR SPOT:  cjboden@earthlink.net    Carl will notify you if there is room for your reservation or not !!!   Please bring check or cash if at all possible, the credit card will NOT process without a secure internet connection at the shop at Riverview !!! Payment is expected for any of the events at the Demo Day session,  April 30th or make other arrangements with Carl . Note: we do not take first born grandchildren as payment.  Puppies may, however, be acceptable in lieu or cash or check. No Cats or kittens.



Arizona turner and instructor, Jason Clark will be in Spokane for a day long demonstration for us on Saturday, April 30, with hands-on classes on Sunday, May 1st and MONDAY, May 2nd.   Jason will introduce us to some simple off axis turning methods, creation of a unique split hollow form, as well as several other projects and methods of turning.  His sessions are appropriate for both beginner to advanced turner alike.   We strongly encourage your participation.  Demonstration day charge is $35, with full day hands on workshops at $125. Children under 18 are free for the demo day, but must be accompanied by a payed adult club member.   Ron Gooley is guest coordinator and can answer any of your questions.  Payments by check, or cash to Treasurer Carl at the SATURDAY SESSION.  NO CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT RIVERVIEW DUE TO THE LACK OF INTERNET CONNECTION   !!!!!    YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW !  

Look forward also to more information on the visit of woodturning legend Stuart Batty !

We are thrilled to be able to bring world class demonstrators to the Inland Northwest !

Our very own Pat Hickey appeared on the news, see him helping at the Vets Garage mentoring vets on woodturning!  The Inland Northwest Woodturners have helped the Vets Garage by donating a lathe, equipment and tools but they need woodturners to show vets how to use them!  Ask Pat Hickey for details.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  May 5th, 6:30 PM at WoodCraft on Sullivan in the Valley.  SESSION WILL BE:  Virginia and Bob Weaver on hollowing and piercing.  You have seen their lampshades !!!!  Wouldn't you love to be able to do them !  Come and see the secrets !

MAY 21, 2016:  The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview "  Riverview Retirement Community Workshop. MAY 21st and will be a turning session for BEGINNER TURNERS.  There was a great turn out in March and all are welcome back to continue to improve their skills.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinator: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  ALSO: always check this web site for any other announcements regarding the Saturday sessions at Riverview.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM. 

SEPTEMBER 23, 24, 25, 2016: SPECIAL INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPOKANE WOODCARVERS CLUB ANNUAL BIG SHOW  !!!  The local woodcarvers hold an annual show, sale and competition every September at the Salvation Army campus (huge gym building and rec center).  We are invited to participate and they will have a special competition category for turned work this year.  We would like to provide HANDS ON DEMONSTRATIONS on one of our MIDI LATHES at the show.  This has been very well received in the past.  We are asking MEMBERS (not the Board) to volunteer to demonstrate simple turning technique (just turn away on a spindle or bowl, nothing earth shaking needed !!!) for several hours every day of the show.  Volunteers should contact PAT HICKEY at  patrico3808@gmail.com.  We will confirm scheduled hours and individual schedules later in the summer.

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  THANKS TO THOSE THAT HAVE PAID THEIR RENEWAL DUES !!!!  Dues are due annually at the beginning of each New Year.  Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year.  Student memberships are free.  PLEASE renew your membership as soon as possible by check to Inland Northwest Woodturners, cash to Carl at a meeting, or credit card via our card reader with Carl at a meeting.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation ! New memberships are always welcome !  New memberships are prorated for the amount of 2016 remaining at time of membership and expire end of year like all renewing members.


The new AV/lathe cage set up at WoodCraft is working GREAT!. Big thanks to Rosemary and Nick for allowing us to put this installation in their classroom. Your club dues are being put to good use !  An Audio Visual person is sought to help out at club meetings !  Please express your interest to any Board member.  It is not a difficult job and training /orientation to our system will be arranged.  REALLY WE CAN USE THE HELP AND YOU WILL LEARN AND PRACTICE SOME USEFUL A/V SKILLS !

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Everyone is welcome to attend the lunch Board meetings, held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.  We really would love to see members step up to the plate and support their Club with sweat equity.  The present meeting location is Frankee Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Good food and great service !  Come on down !!!

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

Important Safety Considerations for future cuttings: All attendees are asked to wear eye and ear protection since several chainsaws will be in use. If you have not done so already, you will also be asked to sign a waiver in order to participate. Those members who have attended the chainsaw training sessions are invited to operate saws. Future harvests will be planned to include brief Chain Saw Safety training sessions for those that want to participate. Of interest see this great Chaps demo by Ask This Old House !

HOW DO I SAFELY Fell a tree?  This video is a must watch !





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